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Marvelous mosaics

Jewel-toned tiles cut in intricate shapes create a whole new look

Since we’re all stuck inside staring at the walls all winter, at least let them provide some visual relief. What about redoing your kitchen backsplash or a wall in your bathroom with a gloriously colored mosaic masterpiece? New Ravenna Mosaics produce some of the best, including this whimsical pattern by designer Erin Adams, who draws from folk art traditions she encountered growing up in San Antonio. Fashioned from glass cut with waterjet technology, the pattern can be custom-designed to fit your space and color preferences. “Flowers” by New Ravenna Mosaics, starting at $280 per 1.09 square feet at Discover Tile, Boston Design Center, 1 Design Center Place, Boston, 617-330-7900,